Marina is a popular tourist destination, set within the Split-Dalmatia county of southern Croatia. This tranquil old fishing village is a popular draw for visitors looking to spend their holidays in an idyllic setting; away from the busier resorts to be found farther along the rugged Dalmatian coast. Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Marina will find that there is a great choice of self catering rental accommodation available within the town, suitable for all budgets and tastes. There are smart apartments and villas set within the town, as well as rustic old cottages, many enjoying spectacular views of the busting harbour and the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea beyond.
The majority of tourists spending their holidays in Marina are drawn by its relaxing, get-away-from-it-all type atmosphere. They may wish to relax in the warm sunshine on the town’s sandy beach, which is quite a find in a region where the majority of coves and beaches tend to be rocky and pebbly. The beach also attracts water sports enthusiasts, or perhaps visitors enjoying their holidays in Marina may wish to enjoy a relaxing pleasure boat or yacht cruise along the region’s rugged and dramatic coastline and off lying islands. Further inland many of the region’s numerous vineyards are open to the public, allowing tourists the opportunity to taste the area’s wine from source, or to stock up their wine rack for when they get home.
Visitors enjoying their holidays in Marina who are looking to spend some time in a livelier destination may wish to travel to nearby Split. The largest town in this part of southern Croatia, Split offers a wealth of archaeological and historical treasures, earning much of the centre of the city the distinction of being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city also boasts a fascinating selection of diverse museums and art galleries, reflecting its long and fascinating history. There is The Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, as well as The Croatian Maritime Museum and The Ivan Mestrovic Art Museum to name but a few. The city’s combined zoo and science museum is also well worth a visit.
Travellers spending their holidays in Marina will be pleased to discover that this region enjoys a warm, typically Mediterranean climate. Summers tend to be hot and dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the late 20s degrees Celsius. Winters tend to be cooler, although temperatures still reach a comfortable 10 to 13 degrees Celsius. Marina receives an average annual rainfall of around 19 inches.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Marina will first fly to nearby Split-Kastela Airport (SPU). There are a number of airlines operating regular and affordable flights to this busy international airport from the UK, including Jet2.com and easyJet. These flights depart from several regional airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle(NCL).